There's something rather magical about an outdoors bath. To lie back and soak surrounded by trees and birdsong, or the sound of the sea, or wild and rugged views is both slightly strange yet incredibly relaxing. Whatever it was you were worrying about, you'll find it just melts away amid the hot water, steam and fresh air. We've chosen some of the very best outdoor bathtubs in the UK where you can wash your troubles away under sunshine or starlight.
Don't let the sunny days of autumn slip away without booking yourself a little break. A long weekend in a country cottage, a few cosy nights in a shepherds hut, or a seaside stay on the coast - autumn is just perfect for a laid-back getaway; a chance to chill out, recharge and enjoy those final mild and golden afternoons before the weather turns. To give you some autumnal inspiration, we've chosen 20 of our favourite CoolStays around the UK with availability this September and October.
October is the perfect mix of mild days and snug, chilly nights - and to help you make the most of this mellow and fruitful season, we've chosen 20 of our favourite autumnal escapes around the UK available during the October half term. These glorious spots are the ideal place to enjoy the last of the year's warmth, kick about among the leaves, take a windy coastal stroll and snuggle up together on the sofa in the evenings. Take your pick from cosy country cottages, Highland log cabins, luxurious glamping sites and more.
This year has caught quite a few of us on the hop, but next year is the chance to really plan ahead and book your perfect escape right here in the UK. The very best properties are already getting snapped up for summer 2021 and we expect demand to be high, so now is the time to get organised. To give you a head start, we've chosen 21 of our favourite UK CoolStays - gorgeous family houses, cottages by the sea, romantic cabins in the woods, luxurious treehouses and glamorous glamping sites - so you can make 2021 the year of your dream staycation.
If you're after some staycation inspiration, we've selected 20 of the very best holiday properties in the UK for a luxurious family getaway. You'll have to book ahead to bag a stay at one of these amazing places - some of them are already filling up for next summer. Maybe you missed out on a holiday this year, or you and your family need a treat to look forward to next summer - just pick your favourite from our list of ultimate staycation properties and start planning your dream escape.